Getting Married in the Oldest City

St. Augustine Weddings


About St. Augustine

Immerse yourselves in the rich tapestry of history that is St. Augustine, Florida. As the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine boasts a captivating blend of Old World charm and contemporary allure. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, this coastal gem exudes an unmistakable aura of antiquity. Cobblestone streets wind through the city’s historic district, adorned with 16th-century architecture and fortified stone walls, harkening back to a time when Spanish galleons and explorers charted these shores.

St. Augustine’s storied past unfolds in its myriad of attractions, from the Castillo de San Marcos—a meticulously preserved fortress—to the iconic St. Augustine Lighthouse, whose towering presence has guided mariners for generations. Beyond its architectural wonders, St. Augustine’s romantic ambiance is further enriched by the tranquil beauty of its beaches and waterways. The city’s enchanting blend of centuries-old landmarks and vibrant cultural offerings creates an unforgettable backdrop for weddings and events, inviting couples to write their own chapter in the annals of this captivating city’s history.


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Married in St. Augustine

Front view of the gorgeous Lightner Museum for weddings and events.

Rich Historical Ambiance

Immerse yourselves in the allure of centuries past as you exchange vows in the oldest city in the U.S., where cobblestone streets and 16th-century architecture infuse your wedding with timeless elegance.

View of some catered options for wedding receptions and events

culinary delights

Treat your guests to a culinary journey that showcases the city’s diverse flavors and influences. From intimate rehearsal dinners to grand receptions, St. Augustine’s gastronomic scene will delight every palate.

Bride and groom kissing in the middle of the street while mature trees hang over them

Captivating Photo Backdrops

St. Augustine is full of breathtaking backdrops that seamlessly blend natural beauty with historic charm. From waterfront vistas to lush gardens, your wedding photos will be a testament to your love amidst St. Augustine’s captivating scenery.

Bride and groom running outside after their ceremony. They are in the street.

Walkable Downtown Romance

Experience the magic of historic downtown, where newlyweds and guests can explore boutique shops, art galleries, and historic landmarks. The compact area makes the city easily walkable for wedding events.

Photographer fanning bride's dress in preparation for a photo of the bridal party. The Lightner Museum is off to the right.

Premier Wedding Professionals

Collaborate with an exceptional network of wedding vendors who are attuned to every detail, ensuring that your special day unfolds seamlessly and leaves a lasting impression on you and your guests.

Trolley tour that circles around St. Augustine

Guest Adventures Abound

From guided tours of historic sites to leisurely beach strolls, your wedding becomes an opportunity for guests to explore and make memories in a city that seamlessly blends entertainment and history.

Black and white photo of the inside of The Lightner Museum

Uniquely Historic Venues

Choose from an array of charming and historically significant venues for your wedding, rehearsal, and other celebrations surrounding your big day. These are more than just spaces; they’re storytellers, adding an extra layer of depth to your celebration that modern venues can’t replicate.

Outside The Lightner Museum at night. The palms are lit up with warm lights and a couple is dancing beneath them.

every season is wedding season

Embrace St. Augustine’s pleasant weather year-round, allowing you to plan your dream wedding during any season. Whether it’s the warmth of spring, the breezy allure of summer, the cozy charm of fall, or the mild winters, your special day is destined for perfection.

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Wedding Packages

The Lightner Museum offers two distinct wedding packages, so you can create a celebration as unique as your love story. Learn more about our Custom and Intimate Wedding Packages.

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Plan a Visit

See the venue in person and let our team help you bring your event to life. Tours of the Lightner Museum are available seven days a week!

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Getting to St. Augustine

Fly or Drive

Reaching St. Augustine is easier than you might imagine. Despite its worlds-away feel, this haven of history and luxury is conveniently accessible, located within a brief two-hour drive from major Florida cities including Jacksonville, Daytona, Gainesville, and Orlando.

  • Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST)
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
  • Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB)
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)



Places to Stay

Opting to celebrate your wedding in St. Augustine opens up a world of accommodation options for you and your guests. Boasting an extensive array of hotels spread across the historic district, St. Augustine Beach, and Vilano Beach, your loved ones can customize their stay according to their preferences and budget. Whether they seek the convenience of being within walking distance or are open to a short drive, numerous recommendations abound, offering seamless access to the splendor of the Lightner Museum and beyond.

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Things to Do

By choosing St. Augustine as your wedding destination, you’re already giving your friends and family an unforgettable experience. If you’re seeking distinctive activities to elevate your guests’ stay, St. Augustine offers an abundance of captivating options.

Embracing its title as the “Nation’s Oldest City,” history enthusiasts will delight in the array of tours uncovering the city’s pivotal role in defining events across centuries. Beyond its historical significance, St. Augustine’s rich past has cultivated a reputation for the supernatural, inviting curious souls to partake in ghost tours that delve into the realm of the paranormal.

Nestled amidst stunning landscapes, St. Augustine embodies a unique blend of vibrant nightlife, small-town charm, and a setting that exudes both romance and adventure. With its picturesque allure, this city promises an enchanting experience like no other—a perfect complement to your wedding celebration.

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